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Love’s mysteries in souls do grow, But yet the body is his book.
John Donne

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 12th 2017

Sometimes, the love we are looking for is right in front of us, too close for the eyes to see.
Let your heart do the searching.
From ‘a Thousand Paths to love’ by David Baird

PS; The sign in the photo states ‘PLEASE KEEP TO THE PATH‘

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 26th 2017

No Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2016

… ‘a Norman cathedral in miniature’
Simon Jenkins, England’s Thousand Best Churches
The fine Norman church is all that remains of the original 12th century Hospital. Building began in 1135 at the east end with the north porch added nearly 200 years later. The walls are over one metre thick and built from stone brought from as far [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2016

An oasis of beauty and tranquility, the Master’s Garden includes a wide range of plants with flowering interest throughout the year. The borders are very colourful in the summer months, with shades that are particularly sensitive to the historic location and grey garden walls. The garden includes a border planted to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2016

The Brethren’s Hall is the place where the Brothers of the Hospital of St Cross formerly gathered to dine:

This atmospheric room with its fine roof made of Spanish chestnut was built as the Master’s hall c. 1340. When the Master’s lodging was moved west in the later 16th century it became the Brothers’ own hall.
Almost [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 5th 2016

Nestling in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen and in the shadow of St Catherine’s Hill lies the ancient Hospital of St Cross. Renowned for the tranquillity of its setting and the beauty of its architecture, the Hospital is one of England’s oldest continuing almshouses.These fine medieval buildings have provided food and shelter for [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Dec 3rd 2016

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